Hematology

Hematology

The basic science and clinical studies carried out by hematology faculty cover a broad range of hematologic malignancies and blood disorders. Clinical investigators in the Division utilize discoveries from laboratories worldwide to develop and test novel therapeutic approaches to improve patient outcomes.


Hematology News

  • Antibody treatment rejuvenates stem cells

    Old muscle stem cells express high levels of the cancer-associated molecule CD47. Blocking a pathway mediated by CD47 restored strength to old mice in a Stanford Medicine study.

  • Step toward growing organs

    Researchers have shown initial viability of an embryo that contains both chimpanzee and macaque cells in a preliminary study that explores the feasibility of primate organ genesis.

  • Ketogenic diet helps cells survive stress

    Muscle stem cells enter a deep resting state during fasting or when fed a high-fat ketogenic diet, a Stanford-led study finds. This promotes stem cell resilience but slows injury repair.

  • Electric current aids stroke recovery

    Stanford scientists have developed a device that delivers and electrically stimulates stem cells to promote stroke healing.

  • $12 million for stem cell trial

    Stanford researcher Maria Grazia Roncarolo has been awarded $12 million by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine for a trial aimed at improving the outcomes of stem cell transplants in children and young adults with blood cancers.

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